Upcoming readings - June 2019

June 24, 2019 @ 7:30pm
The Sacramento Poetry Center

Clea will read with poet Lee Herrick
Hosted by Tim Kahl
1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816
www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com

June 26, 2019 @ 3:30-5pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference: Paradise on Fire

University of California, Davis

Clea will present her work as part of an international panel of writers titled “7 Minutes to Make a Better World” (chaired by José Manuel Marrero Henríquez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria):

  • ANIMA MUNDI: From Deus Ex-Nihilo to Deus Ex-Machina to Sensus Communis, Ignacio Valero, California College of the Arts-San Francisco

  • From There to Here, From Then to Now, Verses 1–7, Joan Giroux, Columbia College Chicago, and Lisa Marie Kaftori, Compassionate Action Enterprises

  • Desert Pecha Kucha, Alisa Slaughter, University of Redlands

  • A Donkey´s Gaze to Make a Better World (excerpts from Landscapes with Donkey, Green Writers Press 2018), José Manuel Marrero Henríquez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Selections from Auguries (Brick Books 2017), Clea Roberts, University of British Columbia

  • We Are Water: Kinship of Rivers, Ping Wang, Macalester College

Auguries Celebrated During National Poetry Month

The theme for National Poetry Month 2019 is “Celebrate nature with poetry”. Clea’s collection, Auguries, is included on a reading list posted by the League of Canadian Poets on 49thshelf.com to “spotlight some outstanding Canadian poetry collections that tackle the broad theme of nature out of love, curiosity, and necessity. These collections explore the ways that nature informs our everyday lives and creates our material conditions. They focus on science, environmentalism, anti-colonial activism, field studies, body politics, and appreciation for the natural world—however we have access to it in our everyday lives. From a fire tower in Alberta, to a carpenter’s site, to the great Canadian North, these collections and poets help paint a complex picture of Canada’s, and the wider world’s, varied natural surroundings.” Thanks League of Canadian Poets and 49thshelf.com!

Poetry and Grief Workshops

Join Clea and Hospice volunteer Debbie Abbott for a writing workshop where you can express and explore a loss you are grieving through poetry.

No previous experience writing poetry is needed, but participants should have an interest in using poetry as a way to express emotions or mark important life events.

This is not a support group, but an opportunity to learn how to use poetry to navigate grief. Space is limited, please phone Hospice Yukon to register.

Thursdays May 9, 16 and 23

7:00 - 8:30 pm Hospice Yukon, 409 Jarvis St.

To register phone 667-7429

www.hospiceyukon.net